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From three-place predicates to auxiliary verbs in Romace Languages: on the cross-linguistic equivalence of putting verbs in Spanish, Portuguese and French.

This project aims at a comparative analysis of verbs of putting in three Romance languages: Spanisch, Portuguese and French. Three near-synonymous verb pairs will be studied: ponor/meter (Sp.), por/meter (Pr.) and poser/mettre (Fr.) from a synchronic and a diachronic angle. The intra- and cross- linguistiqc differences in use and the grammaticalization paths of the verbs constitute the focus of this study.

Date:1 Oct 2015  →  30 Sep 2019
Keywords:verbs of putting, synchronic and diachronic corpus research, Romance languages
Disciplines:Literary studies, Language studies